The investigative journalism group ProPublica has been looking into the problem of tainted Chinese drywall in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and other states. Thousands of homes in this region were built with Chinese drywall that releases sulfur gas that corrodes wiring and electrical circuits and causes respiratory problems, nosebleeds, and headaches. This week, ProPublica added a new map to their website that shows the location of homes that contain this defective product.
ProPublica’s data, compiled in cooperation with the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, comes from county property appraisals and records related to defective Chinese drywall lawsuits in federal court in New Orleans. Though the Consumer Product Safety Commission claims it has received only 3,500 or fewer complaints of tainted drywall, ProPublica found nearly twice as many affected homes.
In Alabama, the counties surrounding Mobile and Birmingham—Baldwin County, Shelby County, Jefferson County, and Mobile County—lead the state in homes with tainted drywall. ProPublica also lists the contractors in Alabama who built the most homes with defective Chinese drywall.
The product liability attorneys of Long & Long are ready to stand up for families who have been sickened or injured by defective drywall in Mobile, Baldwin County, and throughout Alabama.
If your home was built with defective Chinese drywall, please contact the defective drywall attorneys of Long & Long today to discuss your legal options.